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AFP Statement: Spending Limit Passed by House is Problematic

May 27, 2015

Spending Limit Passed By House is Problematic Statement by Peggy Venable, Policy Director Americans for Prosperity has long advocated for government spending limits tied to the increase in population and inflation. Spending limits are the foundation for fiscal responsibility and are designed to reduce the dependence on government while growing the state’s economy.  A solid […]

AFP Statement on Texas Senate Passage of Franchise Tax Cut

May 25, 2015

Statement on Texas Senate Passage of Franchise Tax Cut by Jerome Greener, AFP-Texas State Director Americans for Prosperity-Texas and our over 140,000 activists applaud Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and the Texas Senate for passing HB32 that would cut the franchise tax by 25 percent. Our activists across the state have been knocking on doors and […]

AFP Statement on Paycheck Protection Legislation

May 23, 2015

By allowing the paycheck protection bill to die, the Legislature missed a great opportunity to continue improving the state’s business climate. We oppose union dues being collected by government employees through payroll deductions.  Texans should not be in the business of subsidizing politically-driven unions. As Americans saw in Wisconsin, voters support elected officials who stand […]

AFP Statement on Anticipated Tax Cuts in Texas

May 22, 2015

Americans for Prosperity-Texas and our over 140,000 activists applaud the  $3.8 billion in proposed tax cuts and will encourage legislators to support the tax cut package. Our activists across the state have been calling their legislators in support of franchise tax elimination.  While we advocated for a clear path to elimination, the franchise tax cut […]

AFP: Texas Senate Delivers Property Taxpayer Protections

May 01, 2015

The following statement can be attributed to AFP-Texas Policy Fellow Peggy Venable: The Texas Senate has delivered significant property taxpayer protections. While Texas is considered a relatively low-tax state, its property taxes are among the highest in the country, due largely to local jurisdictions easily raising taxes with few taxpayer protections. The Texas Senate has […]